I am looking to purchase a new camera setup for Depthkit Cinema but am not sure what my options are for cameras/lenses. Is the most important aspect that the cameras have USB video output? Also, are there lenses I can buy to match the other two FOVs the Azure Kinect has (if that supported)? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
@WilliamOConnor this topic comes up from time to time (see here, here, here, and here), and though the landscape of cameras and lenses is constantly changing, the fundamentals of what makes a good pairing remain the same, and can be found in the Recommended Cameras section of the Depthkit Cinema documentation.
Finding a lens which is wide enough to match the Azure Kinect’s 120-degree wide field of view (WFOV) with rectilinear optics is likely going to be very difficult. We recommend sticking to the NFOV mode.
If you’re having trouble finding a camera with a built-in USB interface, consider using an regular camera connected to an HDMI USB capture interface like an Elgato Cam Link / HD60, Blackmagic UltraStudio Recorder, or Atomos Nexus.